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Cholestat Brand names, Cholestat Analogs

Cholestat Brand Names Mixture

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Cholestat Chemical_Formula


Cholestat RX_link

Cholestat fda sheet

Cholestat FDA

Cholestat msds (material safety sheet)

Cholestat Synthesis Reference

W. F. Hoffman et al., U.S. Pat. 4,444,784 (1984)

Cholestat Molecular Weight

418.566 g/mol

Cholestat Melting Point


Cholestat H2O Solubility

0.76 mg/L

Cholestat State


Cholestat LogP


Cholestat Dosage Forms

Tablet (oral)

Cholestat Indication

For the treatment of hypercholesterolemia.

Cholestat Pharmacology

Simvastatin, the methylated form of lovastatin, is an oral antilipemic agent which inhibits HMG-CoA reductase. simvastatin is used in the treatment of primary hypercholesterolemia and is effective in reducing total and LDL-cholesterol as well as plasma triglycerides and apolipoprotein B.

Cholestat Absorption

Absorption of simvastatin, estimated relative to an intravenous reference dose, in each of two animal species tested, averaged about 85% of an oral dose. In animal studies, after oral dosing, simvastatin achieved substantially higher concentrations in the liver than in non-target tissues.

Cholestat side effects and Toxicity

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Cholestat Patient Information

Patients should be advised about substances they should not take concomitantly with simvastatin and be advised to report promptly unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness. Patients should also be advised to inform other physicians prescribing a new medication that they are taking ZOCOR.

Cholestat Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals